The “Planetary Systems” team at IA focuses its activities around two major branches: Exoplanet research and Solar System atmospheres.
All this research is supported by our strong leading participation in a number of international projects and collaborations, including ESO and ESA projects and missions.

Latest press releases

IA astronomers featured in "Women in Science 2023"
Published 14 March, 2023 in Outreach

The forth edition of the book Mulheres na Ciência (Women in Science) adds two more researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), to a list that already... read more ❯
IA co-organized Sub-Saharan Africa advanced astronomy school
Published 25 October, 2022 in Outreach

The first edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa Astronomy Summer School (SSAASS), which took place between the 19th and 30th of September, in Uganda, had the participation of two researchers from... read more ❯


Upcoming activities

Past activities

PoET Workshop 2023

A 2-day workshop with the main goal of discussing The use of the Sun as a proxy for correcting/modelling stellar activity, the role of PoET in this effort and collaborations with other facilities; The detailed instrumental design of PoET; Building a science community around PoET.
Free registration

3rd Planetary Systems Day @ IA

IA planetary systems group is organizing the 3rd of the yearly Planetary Systems Day. The day will feature presentations of planetary research works being done by the team and external collaborators, plus a presentation and discussion sessions dedicated to the forthcoming ESA space mission ARIEL.
Free registration



Abstract: Despite the substantial knowledge that has been acquired over the past years, there are still many open questions in the field of Read more


FIERCE aims at providing the long-needed step forward to tackle the challenges of stellar activity on the search for Exoearths. The detection and Read more